Kyle visited The Keg for a family celebration and was impressed by how focused they were on his allergy needs, their attention to detail and the delicious food they served:
The walk into The Keg in Kingston, Ontario, takes you below street level through a maze of stone walls. You pass through a tour of the different dining rooms as well as a glimpse of the kitchen where the aroma makes you excited to sit down and order.
Allergy friendly steakhouse
If you have food allergies and are ever in Canada, you must visit this chain steakhouse that has locations across the country. Since they specialize in steaks, it is a bit pricier than your normal restaurant, but the peace of mind you receive in getting an allergy-safe and delicious meal is absolutely worth it.
You can tell that they take food allergies seriously the moment you disclose your allergy to the wonderful wait staff. They even have their allergy information online and as restaurants in Canada are not mandated to declare allergens, it is encouraging to visit one that goes above and beyond to care for their customers.
My waitress noted all of my allergies and assured me that she would be checking with the chef and manager about my steak and would be back if there were any issues. I ordered a New York Striploin steak with the twice baked potatoes as a side.
Attention to detail
We were a large group, but the wait staff still gave me very focused attention throughout the meal. Before long a manager came to speak with me to let me know that everything will be fine and that they will make sure my steak is cooked on a clean grill separate from seafood (I’m allergic to fish/shellfish).
I was notified of the two items they were not 100% sure about: the salad dressing and the table bread. I respected their honesty and transparency. They had oil and vinegar (which is my ideal dressing anyways) and I simply stayed away from the bread. Lucky I did because my steak was HUGE – they also have a great dessert menu but I was too full to even look!
From start to finish, I felt like I was in good hands. I will certainly be back and can’t wait for another meal at The Keg!